Hi, I am in my 1st year teaching biology and general science classes in an urban school. I lost my brother to leukemia 4 days before the beginning of the year and I am struggling with anxiety. I usually enjoy my biology classes but the general science class is last period and huge and I have trouble getting some of the students to keep working for the full hour and half block that I have them. They need work that is highly structured and divided into about 20 min increments but the book I work from is the complete opposite. It gives assignments that require students to have a great deal of self control and self motivation. I am exhausted by having to make up supplemental worksheets and activities for them. I have looked on the book's supplemental but there aren't any supplemental materials there. I spend so much time making worksheets etc that I fall behind in grading in all classes. It has been about 3 months now since my brother died and it is getting harder for me to keep going.